Pistachio Cheesecake

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Get ready to go nuts over this Pistachio Cheesecake – it’s a nutty delight that’ll have you coming back for seconds! ๐Ÿฅœ๐Ÿฐ

200g digestives
100g salted butter, melted

Pistachio Cream Layer:
1/2 cup pistachios, shelled and unsalted
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon gelatin powder

340g good quality white chocolate, melted
300ml double cream
120g icing sugar
400g cream cheese
250g mascarpone
1 tbsp vanilla paste
5 tbsp lemon juice
150g salted pistachios, crushed


For the Base:

Crush the digestives into fine crumbs and mix with the melted butter. Press the mixture into the base of a 9-inch springform tin to form the crust.
For the Pistachio Cream Layer:

In a blender or food processor, blend the shelled pistachios until finely ground.
In a saucepan, combine the ground pistachios, granulated sugar, water, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and sprinkle gelatin powder over the mixture. Stir until the gelatin is fully dissolved.
Allow the pistachio mixture to cool slightly, then pour it over the prepared biscuit base in the tin. Spread it into an even layer and let it set in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

For the Cheesecake:

Melt the white chocolate. You can do this in the microwave on the defrost setting to avoid burning.

In a food processor or mixer, whip the cream cheese and mascarpone together for about 30 seconds. Then, sift in the icing sugar and blitz for another 30 seconds until smooth.

Add the double cream and mix until it thickens.

Mix in the vanilla paste and lemon juice until well combined.

On a low setting, drizzle in the melted white chocolate and mix until fully incorporated.

Spread the cheesecake mixture evenly over the set pistachio cream layer in the tin.

Sprinkle the crushed pistachios over the top of the cheesecake.

Chill the cheesecake in the fridge overnight to set.

Serve and enjoy this delicious Pistachio Cheesecake with friends and family!

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